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Third Year

Anupriya Grover, D.O.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Anupriya Grover, D.O.Dr. Grover was born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She attended college at Carnegie Mellon University after which she spent some time working in Investment Banking. Dr. Grover realized that she missed many of the community-health projects she had been a part of in College. She returned to Pennsylvania in 2004 to attend the University of Pennsylvania’s Post-Baccalaureate program while continuing her love of working with adolescents through her role as a Research Coordinator at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She then continued onto Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where she pursued projects in medical education and serving student needs through her work in Student Government. Dr. Grover’s professional interests include women’s health, adolescent medicine, medical education, the availability of healthcare to underserved and immigrant populations, and narrative medicine. In her spare time, Dr. Grover enjoys reading, writing, knitting, riding her bike, and spending time with her family and friends. Dr. Grover can be reached at agrover@amh.org.

Christine Ryan, M.D.
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, UMDNJ

Christine Ryan, M.D.Dr. Ryan was born and raised in Ewing, NJ. She graduated from St. Joseph’s University, earning her B.S. in biology. During college, she enjoyed working as a teacher’s assistant and volunteering with individuals with disabilities at the Arc of Philadelphia. She attended Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Camden, NJ. Her experiences working with an underserved population helped her recognize the importance of primary care and preventive medicine. She chose family medicine because she loved the broad scope of practice and the opportunity to form long term relationships with her patients. Her professional interests include geriatrics, dermatology, academics and adolescent medicine. In her free time, Dr. Ryan enjoys painting, cooking, reading, and spending time with friends and family. Dr. Ryan can be reached at cryan@amh.org.

Danielle Carcia, D.O.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Danielle Carcia, D.O.Dr. Carcia was born in Bronx, NY but quickly moved to Bucks County when she was just 2 and has lived there ever since. She attended Ursinus College and graduated with a B.S. in biology and a concentration in Spanish. From Ursinus she continued on to Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Carcia has always had a passion for community service and has volunteered in various different environments both locally and globally. She has traveled to both Mexico and Ecuador for volunteer activities and would like to return to both in the future. Her professional interests include preventative care, global medicine and continuity of care, which allow her to fit naturally into the field of Family Medicine. Dr. Carcia comes from a large family and she enjoys spending time with them trying new restaurants, going shopping and to museums, running 5Ks and just enjoying each others company. Dr. Carcia can be reached at dcarcia@amh.org.

Harmony Bonnes, D.O.
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-NY

Harmony Bonnes, D.O.Dr. Bonnes was born in Palm Springs, CA; however, she has spent most of her life in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She was graduated from Temple University where she studied biology and psychology. Following her undergraduate education, Dr. Bonnes participated in biochemical research at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Yearning for a more active role in health care, Dr. Bonnes enrolled in Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-NY. Dr. Bonnes is passionate about community service and international medicine. In her spare time she also greatly enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and culinary arts. Dr. Bonnes can be reached at hbonnes@amh.org.

Zachary Lyons, M.D.
The Commonwealth Medical College

Zachary Lyons, M.D.Dr. Lyons was born in Abington Memorial Hospital and grew up in nearby Huntingdon Valley, PA. He is the second in his family to come through this residency, following in the footsteps of his father, who graduated from the program in 1983. Dr. Lyons attended Franklin and Marshall College for his undergraduate studies, majoring in biology and pre-healing arts. He continued his medical education in Scranton, PA as a member of The Commonwealth Medical College’s charter class. When he is not recovering from ACL repairs, Dr. Lyons enjoys playing tennis and basketball and spending time with friends and family. He is a lifelong fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and “knows” that this is their year (regardless of when this is being read). He is very happy to be back home for his residency and has professional aspirations to practice locally, perhaps joining his father. Dr. Lyons can be reached at zlyons@amh.org.

Priscilla Sepe, M.D.
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University

Priscilla Sepe, M.D.Dr. Sepe was raised on a farm in the finger lakes region of upstate NY, where she first developed an interest in medicine by taking care of the animals her family raised. She completed her undergraduate degree in biology at Cornell University. After graduating, she moved to Philadelphia and spent two years conducting research at a drug treatment facility for pregnant and parenting women at Jefferson, while simultaneously earning a masters degree in public health at Jefferson's School of Population Health. While at Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Sepe volunteered at the student-run medical clinics at local homeless shelters, and traveling to Rwanda to conduct public health projects. Her areas of interest include women's health, drug addiction and working with underserved populations. In her free time, Dr. Sepe enjoys spending time with her husband and son, family and friends, as well as hiking, cooking, pottery and anything else hands-on and crafty. Dr. Sepe can be reached at psepe@amh.org.

Mark Ulbrecht, M.D.
Temple University Medical School

Mark Ulbrecht, M.D.Dr. Ulbrecht is a lifelong Pennsylvanian who was born in Pittsburgh, but spent most of his childhood in State College. He came to the medical field in a nontraditional way, having first earned a degree in music composition from Bucknell University. Having many diverse interests, unified by a desire to improve people's lives, he decided to pursue medicine. He completed a post-baccalaureate certificate at Penn State and entered Temple University Medical School. He decided on Family Medicine because of his desire to provide wide-ranging quality primary care, while forming long-term relationships with his patients. Dr. Ulbrecht enjoys biking and running, playing piano, cooking and loves spending time with his wife, their dog and 3 cats, and their families. Dr. Ulbrecht can be reached at mulbrecht@amh.org.


Second Year

Christina Chovanes, M.D.
Temple University Medical School

Christina Chovanes, MDDr. Chovanes is a proud native of Southeastern Pennsylvania. She grew up on a farm and attended college rurally at Bucknell University, before moving to the big city for medical school at Temple. With a B.A. in Classics and Music, she brings a love of the humanities and a fascination with the human condition to her practice of medicine. Professionally, her interests include both pediatrics and geriatrics. Personally, she enjoys singing, reading, the great outdoors, and spending time with her beautiful family. On nice days she may be found cycling on Kelly Drive on a tandem bike behind her husband, with their daughter and dog in tow. Dr. Chovanes can be reached at cchovanes@abingtonhealth.org.

Renell S. Dupree, M.D.
Drexel University College of Medicine

Renell S. Dupree, MDDr. Dupree was raised in Gary, Indiana. She earned a B.A. in Public Policy at the University of Chicago, and worked in a research lab. After working in research for several years, finishing up at the Childrens’ Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), she left to attend the Drexel University College of Medicine. While at Drexel, Dr. Dupree participated in the “CPR Anytime” program, a collaboration of Drexel, the American Heart Association, and Philadelphia Public Schools, by teaching students to perform hands-only CPR. Participating in this program strengthened her desire to teach, and she learned the importance of empowering the community to make a difference. Dr. Dupree hopes to give her patients this same kind of empowerment as she helps them play an active role in leading healthy lives. Her interests in medicine include women’s health, preventative medicine, and international medical missions. Dr. Dupree enjoys spending time with her husband, young daughter, extended family and friends, as well as her extracurricular activities, liturgical dance, traveling, cooking, and exploring local restaurants. Dr. Dupree can be reached at rdupree@abingtonhealth.org.

Lauren Inners, D.O.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Lauren Inners, DODr. Inners was born and raised in York, Pennsylvania. She attended the University of Pittsburgh where she majored in Athletic Training with a minor in Chemistry. After graduation, she pursued her Doctor of Osteopathy at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Inners decided on a career in Family Medicine because she enjoys the diversity of the field, about establishing long-term relationships with her patients, and the opportunity to care for patients in an acute and chronic setting. Her professional interests include women's health, obstetrics, adolescent medicine, and sports medicine. She would love to spend some time working internationally in underserved areas. In her spare time, Dr. Inners enjoys spending time with her family, baking, any and all sports, reading, and being crafty, especially jewelry making. Dr. Inners can be reached at linners@abingtonhealth.org.

Yan Kiriakov, D.O.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Yan Kiriakov, DODr. Kiriakov was born in Zhambyl, Kazakhstan. At the age of eight, his family immigrated to the U.S. and settled in Philadelphia, where he has since resided. He graduated from Central High School with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and went on to graduate Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. During his time at Temple University, he focused his efforts on resolving student-professor grievances as the Ombudsperson of the Biology Department. After completing his undergraduate education he pursued his medical degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kiriakov believes that family medicine chose him as much as he chose it because of his expressed interest in providing competent, compassionate care for a wide variety of patients. Professionally Dr. Kiriakov’s ever-growing interests range from urgent care to sports medicine. His hobbies include a variety of “manly” interests such as archery, walking his boxer, gardening, and cooking. Dr. Kiriakov can be reached at ykiriakov@abingtonhealth.org.

Kateryna Kiselova, D.O.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Kateryna Kiselova, DODr. Kiselova moved to the United States from Kiev, Ukraine at the age of thirteen. She has been interested in health and wellness from a young age. She attended Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter, Florida and earned a B.A. in biology. Dr. Kiselova pursued her passion for helping people feel their best by attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Through her experiences in medical school, she realized that she enjoyed interacting with patients of all ages with a variety of health concerns. Dr. Kiselova felt that Family Medicine would allow her the greatest opportunity to combine her love of preventative medicine and dynamic patient interactions. Her professional interests include preventative medicine and women’s health. During her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga, cooking, running, and spending time with her family and pets. Dr. Kiselova can be reached at kkiselova@abingtonhealth.org.

Nate Lent, M.D.
Thomas Jefferson University Medical School

Nate Lent, MDDr. Lent was born and raised in Western New York State. After high school, he left for U.S. Army basic training. His service lasted eight years and included deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan as a medic. After leaving the Army, he attended Penn State’s Abington campus for college and Thomas Jefferson University for medical school. He is married with three beautiful children and enjoys coaching youth sports. Dr. Lent can be reached at nlent@abingtonhealth.org.

Florence Warren, D.O.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Florence Warren, DODr. Florence “Florrie” Warren was raised in Pennington, New Jersey. She is a proud alumna of the University of Scranton where she earned a B.S. in Biology and minored in Spanish and Latin American Studies. Dr. Warren earned her medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She decided to pursue a career in family medicine because she is passionate about patient education, patient advocacy, and preventative medicine. She is also interested in nutrition, integrative medicine, and sports medicine. She anticipates that a career in family medicine will allow her to develop lifelong relationships with her patients.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, cooking, volunteering in the community, running and playing the violin.

She also enjoys spending time on Long Beach Island, New Jersey with her family and friends whenever she has the chance. Dr. Warren can be reached at fwarren@abingtonhealth.org.


First Year

Ronald D. Durtschi, M.D.
Drexel University Medical School

Ronald D. Durtschi, MDDrew is originally from Northern Utah. He Studied Laboratory Science and Piano Performance at Weber State University. He received a Masters Degree in Biochemistry from the Mayo Clinic where he also worked as a Medical Technologist in the Molecular Hematopathology lab. He loved working in the lab, but wanted more patient interaction. He attended Medical School at Drexel University School of Medicine. As a medical student he rotated at Abington Hospital and really enjoyed the faculty, residents, and location. On his vacations he enjoys traveling with his family learning to be a foodie Dr. Durtschi can be reached at rdurtschi@abingtonhealth.org.

Tricia Cavanaugh, M.D.
Drexel University Medical School

Tricia Cavanaugh, MDDr. Cavanaugh was born in Indiana, but spent most of her life in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She attended college at La Salle University in Philadelphia, where she studied both biology and psychology. Following graduation, she was thrilled to be able to continue her training in Philadelphia at Drexel University College of Medicine. There she decided to pursue family medicine because of her love for primary care and her passion for teaching. Outside of medicine, Dr. Cavanaugh enjoys spending time her with husband, family, and friends. Dr. Cavanaugh can be reached at tcavanaugh@abingtonhealth.org.

Michael J. L. Hurchick, D.O.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Michael J. L. Hurchick, DODr. Michael Hurchick was born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He studied at Temple University, where he graduated with a BA in Political Science and English with a minor concentration in French. While working in the legal field and wishing for a change, he volunteered at St. Christopher's Children's Hospital as an Asthma Educator, as well as with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. After completing his Post-Baccalaureate at the University of Pennsylvania, he pursued a DO at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia. His professional interests range from Women's Health and Medical Education to Urgent Care and working with underserved populations. Dr. Hurchick can be reached at mhurchick@abingtonhealth.org.

Tiffany Lake, M.D., M.S.
Drexel University Medical School

Tiffany Lake, MDDr. Lake grew up in Lewistown, PA. She graduated from Penn State University where she studied psychology and neuroscience. After graduation, she moved to Philadelphia and spent time conducting Parkinson’s disease research while obtaining a master’s degree in psychology from Drexel University. She then continued her education at Drexel University College of Medicine. She now lives in Elkins Park with her husband, and is looking forward to serving her community for years to come. Her professional interests include geriatrics, women’s health, and preventative medicine. In her spare time she can be found reading, sewing, or working on one of many home remodeling projects. Dr. Lake can be reached at tlake@abingtonhealth.org.

Kelley Ann Vandergrift, D.O.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Kelley Ann Vandergrift, DODr. Vandergrift was born and raised in nearby Bucks County. She attended Rider University in Lawrenceville NJ where she earned her B.S. in Biology with a minor in Spanish. At Rider, she also spent her four years doing research in a neuroscience lab. She attended the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine with a strong interest in neurology. While in medical school, Dr. Vandergrift realized her love of preventive medicine, and the long-term patient bonds that are formed with family medicine. Her professional interests include a strong emphasis on healthy lifestyle and preventive medicine, as she believes that a doctor’s job is to not only cure disease, but prevent it. In her spare time, she likes to find new outdoor activities to try and has recently taken up golf, tennis, archery, and rock-climbing. Dr. Vandergrift can be reached at kvandergrift@abingtonhealth.org.

Alexis Sweeney, M.D.
Penn State University College of Medicine

Alexis Sweeney, MDDr. Sweeney was born in Manila, Philippines and raised in Freehold, New Jersey. She attended Freehold High School and furthered her education with a double-major in Biology and English at Rutgers University. Afterward, she earned her MD at Penn State University College of Medicine where she continued writing through medical humanities and pursued research in academic family medicine. She became inspired to join family medicine through the bonds she formed with her patients and the appreciation of treating people in all aspects of their lives. She enjoys writing, martial arts, and spending quality time with her husband and family. Dr. Sweeney can be reached at aroldan@abingtonhealth.org.

Ilana J. Zeises, D.O.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Ilana J. Zeises, DODr. Zeises was born in Philadelphia and raised in nearby Huntingdon Valley, Pa. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University where she earned a bachelors degree in Bioengineering with honors in Kinesiology. During her four years at Penn State she competed on the Diving team. She then continued onto Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where she served as the president of the Sports Medicine Club and the vice president of the Jewish Medical Association. Dr. Zeises has always had a passion for community service. She began working with the Centre County Special Olympics Swimming team in 2008 and continues to work with the Montgomery County team today. She is drawn to family medicine because it encompasses all areas of medicine and enables her to be the first line of care for her patients. Through Dr. Zeises’ experience with competitive sports she has developed a strong interest in Sports Medicine and hopes to pursue a fellowship following her time at Abington. In her free time, Dr. Zeises enjoys training and competing in 5ks and half marathons, practicing yoga, bootcamp classes, reading, and spending time with her family, friends, and dog. Dr. Zeises can be reached at izeises@abingtonhealth.org.